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Tri-Township Library prepares for Elevator Project

By Josh Jones Times Tribune Editor jljones@timestribunenews.com  The Tri-Township Public Library Board of Trustees received more information regarding an upcoming elevator update project during its recent meeting.  Library Director David Cassens explained that they tentatively expect the work to begin in early May, which will impact certain aspects of the library during that time. He…

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Triad Middle School Math Team returns to Competition

By Josh Jones Times Tribune Editor jljones@timestribunenews.com  TROY — After a hiatus, the Triad Middle School Math Team is bringing a renewed enthusiasm to mathematics competitions throughout the area.  Jennifer Mallette, math department chair and math team coach at Triad High School, along with fellow math coach Beth Frank decided to restart the middle school math…

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Center Street at Collinsville Road to close for one week

TROY – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that utility work by the city of Troy will require a full closure of Center Street in Troy at Collinsville Road for one week beginning, weather permitting, Thursday, Feb. 22. According to a state news release, a posted detour will be in place to safely guide…

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Maryville welcomes new Revolution Dispensary

By Devese “Dee” Ursery dursery@timestribunenws.com MARYVILLE — The new Revolution has started in the traditional village of Maryville with the grand opening of a new dispensary to the community. Revolution Dispensary, in partnership with Bolden Investments had the ribbon-cutting of their second store this past Friday on Feb.16, at the 2533 Vandalia Street location in…

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IDOT to discuss/hold Public Meeting for U.S. 40 Reconstruction Project

By Devese “Dee” Ursery dursery@timestribunenews.com  TROY — The Illinois Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to debate the study for the proposed highway improvements on U.S. 40 in Madison County. IDOT, with collaboration from the Federal Highway Administration, has initiated the Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Study of U.S. 40, from Formosa Road to…

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Madison County Committee recommends Homestead Renewal

by Randy Pierce MADISON COUNTY — Pending final approval by the Madison County Board, expected to occur this week, homestead tax exemptions for qualified property owners may be automatically extended from year to year, circumventing the need for reapplying annually. Approved unanimously last week by the county board’s finance and government operations committee, chaired by…

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Glen Carbon PD to Bring on New Four-legged Officer

By Kathy Turner GLEN CARBON — The Glen Carbon Village Board on Tuesday, Feb. 13 approved the purchase of a new member of the Village Police Department. Ivar, a six-month-old Malinois, will join the force immediately. Ivar is a product of Dowdy Dawgs, a police training facility in Troy, Missouri. Cost of the canine is…

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TreeHouse Cares For Wildlife In Southern Illinois

By Stephanie Malench MARYVILLE — TreeHouse Wildlife Center in Dow, IL (just north of Grafton) is an important resource for area residents who encounter injured wildlife. The concept of TreeHouse had its beginnings in 1972 when Dr. Richard H. Evans and Adele Moore rescued an injured adult cottontail rabbit from the middle of Milton Rd…

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Collinsville PD start on their first two CIP projects of 2024

By Devese “Dee” Ursery dursery@timestribunenews.com COLLINSVILLE — The Collinsville Police Department went live with their body cameras and are preparing for upgrades to its telecommunications center, two major projects in the approved 2024 Capital Improvement Plan. The Capital Improvement Plan is a plan for the city’s capital investments. The CIP allows the city to forecast…

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